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Everyone knows it’s the beat that makes the song what it is. So it’s only right that we pay tribute to some of the hottest music producers in Hip Hop then and now. Check them out.
Mr. Mustard on the beat! I know some of you thought he said buss it on the beat, but he was building his brand dropping his own name. Very catchy! DJ Mustard has produced songs for Tyga — “Rack City” and 2 Chainz — “I’m different”. This guy right here knows how to get the party started.
Though the usual response when word of another reality show spreads is, really, another one? I have a feeling this is a series you just might be checking for.
We learned a few months ago that TLC singer T-Boz had landed a reality TV deal and now it appears TLC — the channel, not the group — is ready to roll that out. Today, The Learning Channel released a sneak peak video previewing the upcoming season of the show which will focus on Tionne Watkins’ attempt at revamping her music career. According to a news release:
Outspoken and driven, T-Boz has spent the last few years on a very rocky road, from dealing with the tragic death of fellow member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, to a difficult divorce and financial challenges, and having to recover from a life-threatening brain tumor, all while suffering from debilitating Sickle Cell disease. Yet through it all, T-Boz has always found a way to grow stronger and now, she’s hustling hard to transform herself into a bigger success than ever before.
This series will lift the veil on the life of a celebrity who once enjoyed major success and now is returning to a business that is completely different than the last time she was on the top of charts. With the help of her friends and family, she is focused on creating new songs for her solo career and attempting to conquer her health issues – all while acting as a single mother to her twelve year-old daughter Chase. Joining Tionne on this adventure are her little brother Kayo, cousins Barb and Chris, her lifelong friend Tae-Tae, and business partner & friend Tara, who will support her as she fights for even more fame, fortune, and success, and overcomes the obstacles that stand in her way.
The series is set to air January 1, 2013 at 8p on TLC. Check out the sneak peak on the next page. Will you watch?
This must be blank stare day because that’s been my reaction to entertainment news all morning.
Popular producer Bangladesh who “has produced hits for the likes of Lil Wayne (“A Milli,” “6 Foot 7 Foot”), Nicki Minaj (“Did It On’em”) and Gucci Mane (“Lemonade”)” stuck his foot all the way in his throat during a recent interview with XXL magazine. The mag asked him for his thoughts on Swizz Beatz and let’s just say his answer was heavy on the shade.
“I don’t think Swizz is relevant. I’m keeping it 100,” he said. “I think there’s a difference between relevance and musical relevance. You married a lady that’s poppin’ [Alicia Keys], you know it’ll give you a lot of relevance, but you gotta make hits. Ain’t no hits. Are you relevant for the craft you’re doing or the life you live as far as the decisions you make?”
That’s the million dollar question a lot of popular artists out here need to be asked but many would argue Swizz Beatz isn’t one of them, judging from his latest tracks wit Nas and Rick Ross. Besides, Alicia Keys isn’t exactly at the pinnacle of her career. She’s still popular and doing a lot of great things, but she’s not really “poppin’” in the music world. She’s set her sites on bigger things than being a performer, like Broadway and the AIDS crisis in Africa. She doesn’t and probably couldn’t make her husband popular even if that was their goal.
As if Bangladesh’s comments weren’t comical enough, his retraction makes this story all the more humorous. As soon as the article spread he immediately backtracked with a tweet to Swizz and some other people I imagine have the power to make his career irrelevant:
The whole chopped and screwed excuse is about as old as the reality TV shows where it originated. Regardless of whether the Swiss comment was the focus of the interview or not, it obviously was more interesting to the mag than any of Bangladesh’s projects, and those are still his words. You can’t deny that no matter how much you try to flip the context script.
I can’t say this tweet from Swiss is in response to this interview, but it’s certainly fitting:
Thoughts? Does Alicia Keys keep Swizz relevant?
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